another celebrity governor?!? Val Kilmer?!?

United States
February 8, 2009 10:40pm CST
http://www.wsmv.com/entertainment/18654974/detail.html?treets=nash&tid=2657537830813&tml=nash_ent&tmi=nash_ent_1_11150102062009&ts=H#- [i]Actor Val Kilmer said he's "just looking for way to be contributive" and that's got him pondering a run for governor of New Mexico. Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson's second term ends in 2010 and the 49-year-old Kilmer has called New Mexico home for more than 20 years. If he were to run, it could throw a monkey wrench into the well-oiled Democratic machine of Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, who's already running for the job. Kilmer said he hasn't made up his mind whether or not to run. But he said he has been out and about listening to people. And he makes a bold prediction, saying, "If I run, I'm going to be the next governor." Kilmer's screen credits include playing Batman in "Batman Forever," the brash fighter pilot know as 'Iceman' in "Top Gun," and rock icon Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's film, "The Doors."[/i] what do you think about celebrities that run for government offices?!? i mean we have had a ton in the past but some times i just wonder if they are bored and want to just be in the spotlight a different way.. i just cant take them seriously for some reason.. do you like it when celebrities cross over into politics? who has been your favorite? would you vote for val?
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
11 Feb 09
When celebrities join the political ranks, it makes it look so easy to be grappling with economic issues and other political agendas. Question is, are they really able to handle the work? Are they even capable of understanding the issues that is happening in the state they are running in? Take a look at Arnold now. His state is running a deficit. And the unemployment rate is higher than the national average. What is he doing about it? I guess the people who are gonna be involved in the voting will have to seriously question his political capabilities before they make a decision to vote for him or not. So many actors have crossed over to the political arena. And instead of leading the country or state, they make a big mess and leave for the next person to pick up after them. In the end, the people are the ones who suffer the most!
• United States
18 Feb 09
seems like a lot of people just want media attention and its another way to get it
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• United States
9 Feb 09
Whether I'd vote for him would depend on his political views. I wouldn't hold being an actor against him. Few politicians start out as politicians. Most of them don't really get qualified until they get elected.
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• United States
11 Feb 09
"Few politicians start out as politicians." good point..
@ds6413 (2076)
• United States
9 Feb 09
If I lived in New Mexico I would vote for him. He is one of myspace friends.
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• United States
11 Feb 09
i didnt know he had myspace.. although im not surprised since a lot of celebs have it now
• United States
9 Feb 09
Well, I'm not really sure who Val Kilmer is. I've heard the name. I don't, maybe he could be good, maybe no. I guess Reagan wasn't really a 'celebrity' but he was a pretty well-known actor, and he's one of the greatest presidents of all time IMHO. Anyway I don't live in New Mexico so I couldn't vote for him anyway.
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• United States
11 Feb 09
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val_Kilmer he has been in a ton of stuff but i know him best for being one of the batmans